Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. November 3-9, 2020.
  • Breeders’ Cup.  John Velázquez (PUR) won the Breeders’ Cup Classic with Authentic (USA) and the Filly & Mare Sprint with a track-record-breaking Gamine (USA). Pierre-Charles Boudot (FRA) won a 73-1 upset with Order of Australia (IRL) in the Mile and also won the Filly and Mare Turf as a last-minute jockey replacement on Audarya (FRA), also with a track record. Another Covid-19-related last-minute replacement was Colin Keane (IRL), who rode Tarnawa (IRL), to win the Turf. Trainer Brad Cox had four winners, including Monomoy Girl (USA), who won her second Distaff in her possible final start, and with Knicks Go (USA), who won the Dirt Mile also in a record time. These horses were mounted by Florent Geroux (FRA) and Joel Rosario (DOM) respectively. Both rode two winners. Irad Ortiz Jr (PUR) also rode two winners and took the “Bill Shoemaker Award” for a third consecutive time because he also had a second and a third place, although he “only” had one Grade 1 win. Read the takeaways from America’s Best Racing